Farewell FM-Students

Global Village Noosa farewells FM-Sports students; Chloe, Alix, Claire and Julie.  Thank you for studying with us in Noosa, we wish you all the best for your future studies and endeavours.

Student’s in our TAP, (Teen Activity Program) have enjoyed each others company and the friendships that have been made over the past month with four students from France who are heading home today.  

They will be missed dearly by students and staff at Global Village Noosa.

In true Global Village fashion there were plenty of classroom parties happening throughout the day.  We finished the day with some basketball training and a game of basketball, bringing out the skills and competitiveness of our young athletic students. 

All of our students are enjoying the activities and variety that our program offers.  A balance of both academic, educational, recreational and sporting options that are available for our students in the TAP program.   

GV Noosa Soccer Team Determined To Keep the GV Shield

GV Noosa and GV Maroochydore soccer teams will come head to head on Wednesday 11 August to play for the GV Shield.

The Sunshine Beach High School soccer grounds is the place to be on Wednesday 11 August at 3pm as GV Noosa and GV Maroochydore battle it out to win the GV Shield. GV Noosa have won the last two games against GV Caloundra. Does the new Maroochydore Campus have enough talent to finally give GV Noosa some decent competition? Be there to find out! There will be free pizza and soft drink after the game for GV students.

Get Your Thongs And Songs On For Karaoke Beach Party Tonight!

Be at the Noosa Heads Surf Club from 8pm for the after dark GV Karaoke Beach Party.

Wear your bright beach colours, sunglasses and thongs and head to the Noosa Heads Surf Club tonight for some karaoke. There are a heap of prizes courtesy of the surf club to give away and free drink vouchers for anyone who gets on stage and sings. Tribal Travel will also be there giving away even more prizes so get ready to win win win! Be there before 8.30pm to receive a free drink from Cindy.

GV Perth is opening August 2nd

Global Village’s newest school in Australia, GV Perth, will open next week

GV Perth Beach is located at Scarborough Beach, about 15 minutes from the city centre and 2 minutes from the sand!

You can read more about the school on the Perth blog – www.gvperthblog.com , and if you are heading over to the West Coast, you might want to drop in on Facebook and say hi!

Have you signed up?

Are you getting the most out of your afternoons?

Don’t forget to sign up for our afternoon seminars, running during GIL time.  Add these to your diary for this week….

Grammar Seminars

Elementary + Pre-Intermediate – “Countable v Uncountable” with Annette

Intermediate and above – “Be going to…” with Tim

Tax Refund Workshop

Get some money back from the government!  Thursday July 29th, 2pm

And don’t forget….

GV Workshop – Everything you need to know to find a great job!  New course starts August 3rd.

You can sign up for all of these on the noticeboard in the Student Common Room.  Speak to Nina if you need more information!

Volunteer At The Noosa Jazz Festival

Want to be a part of a great music festival, have fun, meet new people and gain valuable experience?

The Noosa Jazz Festival is the answer! Bigger and better than ever, the 2010 festival promises to be an exciting weekend of musical entertainment with quality performers, unique market stalls and mouth-watering food outlets.

We would like to take this opportunity and invite you to register as a volunteer at this year’s event. We are currently looking for enthusiastic, friendly and reliable people to join our team and to be a part of what promises to be a rewarding and exciting four days.

In return for your services you will receive a volunteer pack consisting of an official Noosa Jazz Festival 2010 volunteer t-shirt as well as 2 x day tickets to a festival day of your choice!

See Cindy at the activity desk this week to get an application form

Current Jobs Availabe

The following are some Australian websites to search for jobs:

Customer Service Attendant
Business: Noosa Springs
Location: Noosa
Noosa Springs is a fully integrated, international standard resort consisting. We are seeking a multitalented person to join our Operations team as a Customer Service Attendant.

As a Customer Service Attendant your duties will include the delivery of superior customer service to our guests in the areas of
• Food & Beverage
• Resort Reception
• Golf Operations

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:
• Possess a current QLD RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate
• Have prior hospitality experience
• Have prior reception experience
• Have prior accounting or trust accounting experience
• Have a knowledge of or interest in golf
• Be able to work mornings/evenings and weekends
• Possess exceptional customer service skills
We offer excellent staff benefits and the opportunity of a rewarding career.

To apply please email your resume and a covering letter to –
Linda Tichbon – Human Resources Officer at lindat@noosasprings.com.au

Business Coolum Seaside Resort
Location: Coolum
A 5 Star Resort in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast.  We require an experienced person for cleaning of our holiday apartments.  Minimum 10 hours per week

Vicki MacKenzie
Coolum Seaside
07 5455 7200

Japanese Language Teacher
Location: Noosa
A nice couple would like a GV Noosa student to teach them conversational Japanese 2 hours a week.

Please see Cindy at activity desk for more information.

Business: Sheraton Noosa
Location: Noosa
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa is part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the world’s largest up scale hotel group.

Situated just a short walk to beautiful Noosa Beach, this award winning hotel leader embraces a unique culture of thinking outside the box when it comes to the guest experience.
Because you don’t just work here, you belong. Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa invites you to join our team as a Porter.

As the first line of contact for our guests, Porters are key to setting the right first impression to ensure a memorable experience at the Resort.

This is a highly active position that will assist our guests with luggage, park & retrieve cars, arrange transfers, recommend and organise restaurants and activities plus much more.  Rosters cover seven days and include both morning and evening shifts.
First impressions, last. You will possess exceptional communication and presentation skills, the ability to think on your feet and multi task in a busy environment
Applicants must hold a full QLD drivers license and have eligible work rights for Australia.
Take charge of your career today and start achieving your potential by sending your detailed letter of application and current resume.

Be your best. You belong at Sheraton!

Previous applicants need not apply

Business: Novotel Twin Waters
Location: Twin Waters

Novotel Twin Waters Resort is currently looking for a Chief Steward to lead the stewarding department.

Your main responsibilities will be to ensure the overall cleanliness of the kitchen space and equipment. This role requires a dynamic person who is able to coordinate a medium sized team and assist in managing a positive, high performing stewarding team. The ideal applicant will also be happy to join their team on the floor to get the job done.
Casual Stewards are also required to join the current Stewarding team and assist in implementing and maintaining a high level of cleanliness and safety.
You must be physically fit and be willing and able to work any shift, including nights, across a 7 day rotating roster.
If the above sounds like you, please forward a current resume and details confirming availability to h1644-kc01@accor.com.

Global Love and Marriage is in the Air

Congratulations to former GV Noosa students Vitor and Lara who got married at Little Cove in Noosa on the 16th July 2010.

Vitor proposed to Lara in January this year back in their home country of Brazil. After much deliberation, they decided to come to Australia, start an English course with GV Noosa in March, then get married after their course in July. Within their first week of attending GV Noosa, close friendships were developed which quickly led to an established bridal party and a romantic Noosa beach wedding. The groomsmen where the three Rodrigo’s with nicknames Cebola, Ferrari and Gala to avoid confusion and the bridesmaids were Juliana, Fernanda and Daniela. All former and present GV students.

The beachfront ceremony was held at Little Cove near Noosa Main Beach followed by a riverfront reception at the Noosaville Caravan Park. The night before Marcelinho, Lana and Vitor  had made a big batch of  traditional Brazilian Feijoada and white rice for the wedding dinner which was accompanied with many drinks as the sunset went down and Vitor and Lara spent their first day as husband and wife.

Vitor and Lana plan to stay in Noosa till their English is fluent. Lana is working at a Cafe in Noosaville and Vitor will be studying a Physical Education course travelling once a week to Brisbane.

Congratulations to you both! We wish you much love, health and happiness!

Fun And Games At Noosa Reef Hotel

It was one of the best after dark GV events last Thursday with plenty of fun and games.

The Reef Hotel put on a special event for the GV students last Thursday. The manager Joe organised various team games to play, with the winner taking home $100 cash. There was also free pool, connect four, giant jenga and a playstation. The last game involved one person from each team jumping around in front of everyone on the dance floor to try to get 3 balls out of a box strapped to their back. There was one very flexible student who managed to bend backwards and wiggle all the balls out. But it was Dennis and his team who won the $100 cash. Dennis decided to have a big bbq on Friday evening to celebrate and bought food and drinks for all the GV Noosa students!

The Whales Have Arrived, See Them This Weekend!

Tribal Travel are arranging a full days tour to get up close and personal with the Humpback whales as they play in the calm waters off Hervey Bay.

Experience the Whale Watch trip of a lifetime aboard Tasman Venture.

Get up close and personal with the majestic Humpback Whales, and enjoy their close encounters. The luxurious 20 metre catamaran is especially designed for whale watching, giving you clear viewing decks, underwater viewing windows, hydrophone (so that you can hear the whales sing), unique viewing platform (gets you to eye level with the Whales) and underwater camera. The friendly, experienced and accredited staff will give you an amazing experience you will never forget.

BOOK NOW to secure your place, as there is only a limited amount of seats available.  Either pop into the Tribal Travel shop, or see Mark, Manu or Kayley at the travel desk, located in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunch times.

These animals are truly inspirational and will be a lifetime memory of your time in Australia!

Pool Party Tonight At The Reef

Students can enjoy free pool and song requests at the Reef tonight from 8pm.

afterdark GV and The Reef Hotel are celebrating their first event together
by giving GV students some great specials tonight:

$3.50 curry box before 8.30pm
free pool all night
party games at 9pm to win $100 cash!
prize giveaways by Tribal Travel

You can also request all your favourite songs with the special night vision DJ sound system after the live entertainment. Be at The Reef Hotel from 8pm.

Outstanding IELTS Scores for GV Students

Rafael Gallet couldn’t wait to show his teacher Anjali his IELTS report. He was thrilled to score overall 6.5 with a 7 in both the speaking and writing sections.


Rafael and his ‘new’ wife Lilianna both studied in the GV Noosa IELTS intensive preparation course, with Anjali Sheppard and Christine White. Lilianna also did well, scoring an overall 6.  They both say that they are grateful to their teachers for helping them achieve their dreams. Anjali and Christine say that their hard work and good study habits produced the results they needed.

Well done Rafael and Liliana.

The Games Student’s Play

It was all about snaps and giggles at GV Noosa this afternoon as the students played traditional board and card games.

It all started with an innocent game of snakes and ladders and ended with daring games of snap. Each nationality showed the other their own version of the game which quickly turned into the loser being dared to do various tasks by the winner. One student was dared to ask a girl to dance but ended up asking a man who happily obliged and proceeded to dip him. Another was dared to tell the gorgeous GV Staff member Nina that he loves her. This love was reciprocated with a hug and a lollie… lucky boy! Others were too shy to perform their dares but there was no pressure as it was all about laughing, learning and stinging palms afterwards from… snap!

Anna Lee Overcomes The Language Barrier

Anna Lee started at GV Noosa speaking minimal English. She tells her story of how she found the determination to learn English and overcome the language barrier to achieve her goals.

I was a Radiographer in my country of Korea. When I came here at about 2 months ago I did not speak English well but was wanting to try to contact an x-ray practice for work experience. I asked the GV Noosa staff for advice and they said not to be scared and encourage me to go and ask the x-ray practice next to the college for experience. It was very difficult for me because my English was not so good. I was worried about that however I tried and they said yes and I could work as a volunteer there! I work there once a week for 3 hours. It is not many hours but I am very satisfied and the time spent is very valuable to me. When I go there I am still a little bit nervous but it is very useful to me and a great experience.

You can do it everyone. Don’t be scared!

Good Luck

Anna Lee

Hooray for a July Birthday!

GV Noosa brought out the cake and sparklers today to celebrate students who were born in July.

Gv Noosa students were treated to mud cake, donuts, chips, cola and other goodies along with bass pumping party music to celebrate student birthdays in July. The party blowers seem to be the highlight for students but a slight headache for the class next door who were trying to concentrate on improving their grammar. Lucky it’s only birthday party time once a month!

Sunset Fiesta Party Heats Up

The after dark GV Fiesta Party at Irish Murphy’s was filled with free pizza and old school dance music.

For those students who think barbecues are hot, you missed out on a sizzling night with all genres of music from MC Hammer to Bob Marley. Don’t miss out on this event next month! There is free pizza at 8.30pm and lots of prizes to give away. If you are not into dancing, there is a pool table and a retro 80s video game machine to keep you occupied. And of course plenty of students and locals to socialise with!

Jobs Available

In order to work in Australia you require a tax file number. Please see Cindy at the activities desk to apply for one. Don’t forget to bring your passport, email and phone number.

Apprentice Chefs
Business:  Noosa RSL
Location: Tewantin

Tewantin Noosa RSL Club, currently are seeking Sioux Chef, Qualified Chefs and Apprentice Chefs to assist our existing brigade in the operations of the bistro, coffee shop and functions. Adhere to food standards. Grill experience an advantage
Reporting directly to and working in conjunction with the Head Chef. The successful applicant will be required to work nights and weekends.
Please send resumes to:
Brett Lea
Operation Manager
Tewantin Noosa RSL

Food and Beverage Attendant
Business: 5 Star Luxury Resort
Location: Whitsundays
Rate: $15 – $19.99 p/h

The largest Island in the Whitsundays are looking for premium Food and Beverage attendants  for their 5 star boutique property.  Our client is a highly regarded luxurious Island resort which offers guests an experience like no other. The resort is truly a unique place where everything has been considered to relax the mind yet spoil the senses. This is an opportunity not to be missed!! You will be working in a professional F&B team in a boutique and very high-end  environment. You will possess outstanding customer service along with excellent attention to detail.
To be considered for this role you must have:
  • Previous experience preferably in a 5 star hotel or premium restaurant
  • A positive attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Good knowledge of food and wine
  • Current QLD RSA
Accommodation and food is additional pre tax and has been highly discounted. There are many added employee benefits on the Island including; discounted Great Barrier Reef excursions, discounted ferry trips to Airlie Beach, Staff pool & Gym etc. Live and work in paradise!!!!

In order to be considered for this position you must be available to start on the island in August 2010

If this sounds like you please send your resume in WORD format now:
Pinnacle Hospitality & Travel People
t 07 3225 9903

Male Waiters
Business: Event Company
Location: Sunshine Coast
Rate: $50p/h

Looking for male waiters for a new Sunshine Coast event company that caters for corporate functions, fundraisers, ladies nights and hen’s parties. You must have an outgoing and friendly personality, a desire to entertain, fit and appropriate etiquette with the ladies. As a waiter you will be required to greet and seat guests, serve drinks and canapes, assist with party games, pose for photos and even help tidy up prior to leaving the event. The uniform consists of black dress pants, black dress shoes, a waist apron and bow tie. The majority of work is usually on the weekend and in the evenings, particularly Friday and Saturday nights. All applicants must have their own ABN and PLI or willing to obtain them and must be available for the following: -Face to face interview – Induction training (approx 60 – 90 mins) – Photo shoot to obtain pictures for your profile Email us to obtain an application kit. Sub-contractors.

To apply, please email Katie or Danielle at TW Sunshine Coast: TWSCapplication@gmail.com.

Floor Staff and Floor Supervisor

Business: Habits Restaurant
Location: Cotton Tree
Habits on Cotton Tree is currently searching for vibrant and motivated people to join our current floor staff team. Successful applicants will have a minimum of 2 years experience in food & beverage positions.  We are looking for someone who loves food, enjoys interacting with customers and enjoys working in a team. At Habits on Cotton Tree, we strive to give our customers a memorable dining experience from the minute they arrive to the moment they leave.

Essential Requirements:
  • RSA
  • Previous Food & Beverage experience
  • Reliable
  • Friendly Personality
  • Great Customer Service Skills
  • A passion for food and wine
  • Neatly Groomed
  • Good work ethic
If this sounds like the position for you, please submit your resume along with a cover letter telling us a little about yourself.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Monique Perry
Restaurant Manager
Habits on Cotton Tree

Win a 3 Day Whitsunday Sailing Trip at Tribal Night

Tribal Travel are giving away a 3 day live-aboard Whitsunday sailing trip at Tribal Night this Monday (19 July).

The winner will go on a boat named ENID.  Steeped in history, she sails at great speed and has a well established racing career.

Recently restored, she has polished timber throughout and spacious uncluttered decks to allow her passengers to experience some of the purest sailing in the Whitsundays.

Enid comfortably takes guests through one of the world’s best sailing grounds -The World Heritage listed Whitsunday Islands. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, and experience first class snorkelling, sailing from destination to destination on this beautiful Australian yacht!

Looking For A Nice Place To Live For Free?

A lovely lady is having foot surgery and requires someone to do basic duties around the house in exchange for free room and board located only 7 minutes walk from GV Noosa.

The room is available from the 14 August 2010 for up to 8 weeks and is rent free in exchange for basic cleaning around the house, assistance with preparing meals and other light duties.

If you are interested then please come and see Jo in the homestay office.

Free Pizza Tonight at Irish Murphy’s

Come to Irish Murphy’s tonight at 8.30pm to get free pizza to kick off your after dark GV Sunset Fiesta Party!

Irish Murphy’s and Eagle Boys have decided to provide dinner for all GV Noosa students tonight so be at Irish Murphy’s at 8.30pm for free pizza and lots of fun! Remember to dress in sunset colours to win great prizes thanks to Tribal Travel.

Shannon’s Intermediate C Fruit Extravaganza!

Intermediate C went to Coles together on Wednesday to learn fruit and vegetable names and to shop for Chika and Philipp’s farewell party.

They learned about many new fruit and vegetables, and located the organic section to compare quality. They ate many new weird and wonderful fruit. The verdict was that no one except Shannon liked the paw paw and most of the students loved the mangosteen and custard apple!!

Sunset Fiesta Party This Thursday at Irish Murphys!

It’s time to feel hot hot hot and dance the night away
at Irish Murphy’s tomorrow night from 8pm.

Dance to all your favourite songs from the 80s to now and don’t forget to dress in sunset colours to win some great prizes! See you there! Whoapa!

Are You Interested in Attending University on the Sunshine Coast?

University of the Sunshine Coast Recruitment Coordinator Liani Eckhard will be at GV Noosa on Thursday 15 July at 2pm to give a presentation of USC, Facilities and Programs.

Combine a five-star education
with a five-star lifestyle at
the University of the Sunshine Coast.

•   Government University Australia’s newest and fastest growing university

•   7,000 students – ideal if you want a campus environment that is personal and friendly

•   Highly qualified, professional staff committed to student outcomes

•   Modern and dynamic campus with award-winning architecture and facilities

•   Safe, friendly, and supportive environment where you can meet and interact with Australian students

•   Affordable study environment where students combine quality education with the relaxed Sunshine Coast lifestyle

•   Study pathways planned for individual student needs

•   GO Program – Award winning Global Opportunities Program available to both International and Domestic students

•   Excellent student accommodation with individual bedrooms and bathrooms and only 5 minutes walk to campus

•   Great nationality mix in degree programs – around 12% international students. (Top six source countries are Germany, Canada, USA, France, Japan
and Norway.)

•   Free Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Meet at the GV Noosa presentation room
at 2pm on Thursday 15 July to find out more about USC!

Sunny Courtyard is a Popular Classroom

GV teachers know that students learn best by ‘doing’ and that students also learn best when they are interested and the lessons are fun.

Our communicative approach to learning English gets students speaking quickly and there is no better place for speaking practice then outdoors. Yesterday morning, teacher Anne Potter and her students took full vantage of our ‘outdoor classroom’. The new European students couldn’t believe that this is our winter!

Do You Want To Have Fun With Your GV Friends On The Gold Coast?

There are limited places on our bus to the Gold Coast.
BOOK NOW so you don’t miss out on this special GV Noosa getaway!

This is your chance to grab all your new GV Noosa friends
and get away for the weekend!

We will be visiting two theme parks, late night shopping,
staying in the heart of Gold Coast and having lots of fun!

See Cindy at the activity desk to BOOK NOW or to find out more information.

Jobs Available

A handy hint is to leave your resume at various businesses to increase your chances of finding a job.

Floor Staff (2 positions)
Location: Noosa Heads
Hours: 15+ per week
A very well-known restaurant is currently looking for very friendly reliable and well presented staff members. You must have a current RSA for this role, and preferably have experience as a waiter/waitress. Employer is looking for people with a great personality who enjoys their work. This is a great fun place to work with a fantastic team. Must be able to work a variety of shifts which may include split shifts and weekends, with day and evening shift. To apply please email your resume to craig.dillon@maxemployment.com.au
Please note that if you have not been contacted within 5 days of submitting your application your associated expression of interest should be considered unsuccessful on this occasion.

Grill Cook/Kitchenhand
Location: Noosa Heads

Hours: 35+ per week
Rate: $15.99 p/h
A very well know cafe is looking for a very experienced kitchen hand with grill / pan cooking experience, who has experience doing great steaks. This is a great position working over a seven-day roster which will include weekends and split shifts most shifts will be working 10.30am – 3.00pm and then 5.30pm – 9.30pm. Only people with proven grill cooking experience will be considered for this role. Must also be very reliable and take pride in your work, you will also be required to plate up and other kitchen duties as required. To apply please email your resume to craig.dillon@maxemployment.com.au
Please note that if you have not been contacted within 5 days of submitting your application your associated expression of interest should be considered unsuccessful on this occasion.

Front of House Manager
Second Chef’s
Chef d’Parties

Location: Noosaville
Required for new Thomas Street Corner eatery
Email: drayner@bigpond.net.au

GV Noosa Casino Royale

Walking into the GV Noosa presentation room yesterday was like walking into a casino scene from a 007 James Bond movie, but without James Bond or Martinis (shaken not stirred).

GV Students were given ten chips and had forty minutes to win or lose as many chips as possible. The table was a full of punters throwing chips all over the table with cheers and sighs as the ball fell onto the winning number. Fifteen minutes later there was half the students left at the roulette table. By the end 7 students had managed to come out with a hefty profit. The students then cashed in their chips and were given a fake cheque where they could auction for five mystery prizes including a holiday. Congratulations to Jeff who outbid on auction 3 and won an underwater world getaway thanks to Tribal Travel.

Amazing Race Around Noosa Junction

The GV Students were a little tired from the after dark GV launch the night before yet managed to gather their reserve energy to race around Noosa Junction.

Firstly students were asked to team up and create a name for their team. The creativity was flowing that day with teams announcing names such as ‘Brazil’, ‘Asia’ and ‘Winners’. Teams had to complete two activities at GV Noosa in order to begin the race. First stop in the race was Coles to mark down codes of various items, then Sportfirst to find out the price of the official FIFA 2010 soccer ball, Tribal Travel for an internet search, Video Ezy for movie release dates, The J to ask about shows then a race back to GV Noosa for 1st place.  The race was very close but Brazil took out 1st place and won a $50 bar tab at Koala Bar, a pizza at Irish Murphys and a packet of Aussie Tim Tam’s which were quickly devoured by the team after a race which felt like a lifetime.

GV Spanish Students Celebrate World Cup Win

The GV Noosa Spanish students were all smiles today after their country defeated Netherlands 1 – 0 to win the FIFA 2010 World Cup thanks to Andres Iniesta’s 116th-minute strike at Soccer City!

Free Pizza With GV Explore Packages

Tribal Travel would like to thank all the lovely Global Village students who supported the opening of the GV Explore Travel Desk last week.  To show our appreciation, the next 10 students to purchase a GV Explore weekend package from our desk will receive a yummy free pizza meal.

GV Explore is all about helping Global Village students get out and about at the weekend.  The cheap, easy and fun packages cover destinations such as Byron Bay, the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast and more.  So if you’re in need of break get more information from Kayley at the desk on Monday, Wednesday or Friday lunch break.

Go on … have some fun!